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Shut this place down, has huge potential and great views, but the
current owners obviously don't give a flying fig about the
condition of the course. Terrible and a true waste of a golf
course. Shame, Shame, Shame
Samford is a complete disaster weeds in the sand bunkers
steel pegs everywhere including around the greens complete with
blue and yellow seqeb rope dangerous paths and tracks the
place is run down and the carts (motorised) have seen better days
2 of us played there with a motorised cart $82 a joke!
Having played at Samford for the last 18 months, i must say it has improved dramatically over the last few months. With more rain & a bit more work on the weed control on the greens im sure it will get even better.
The thing that keeps me going back to this course is the friendly staff & members both at the pro shop & on the course.
How many golf courses have you played at recently were the club pro actually remembers your name???
I have been playin here for a few years now on and off. This is
normaly a very good course but sad to say it has gone down hill
very recently. No bunkers in operation (overgrown with weeds) and
the buggies have seen better days. with a little TLC this course
could be brought back to the way it was.
Having played samford a few times i find it to be quite a
challenging course. I think the owners do a great job considering
we havn’t had decent rain for a while.People bag this
course but they must be hackers as i find it to be in fairly good
condition considering.You have to try it from every tee marker
position not just off the hacker yellow markers as the course
plays totally different off each marker spots.Everyone should
give it a go but if u are too upper class you should go to
The good: Nice location, you can really target the pins as the
greens hold well, quiet, easy course to play, good morale amongst
members. Jeff Woodland is club pro.
The bad: Overpriced - you can play Keperra for $29 so why the
hell would you pay $24 for here? Back 9 has been squeezed into
the available space and holes are very close together, fairways
and greens can be very patchy.
It looks like a tribute to the 1980s, someone with money thought
they'd build a country club, then they ran out of money, then
they sold the place and nothing more was done. If Keperra's
too busy play here.
I found the course in a great location, but was lacking in
condition. The greens were sandy and way too fast, and some of
the hole did seem to be very clustered. being very much a
beginner I found myself hitting onto opposite fairways to
It does present some great challenges though, and these are
particularly rewarding if you pull them off.
i did like teeing off from a high point above the fairway on a
number of the holes aswell.
Annoyingly though, the club has pretty severe restrictions on
where you can go with the carts, and despite the fact that
requires a decent level of fitness to walk around the course, its
probably just as efficient as carting it.
For the overall experience I would say that this course is
overpriced a little in comparison to some of the other local
As I have only just started playing golf, being a teenager I was
more involved in footy and such, I found Samford to be the
perfect place to begin my golfing career. There are very small
crowds and you can be lucky enough to have almost the entire
course to yourself. I found the elevated tees on several of the
holes to be most enjoyable, giving great views of the
surroundings as well as being less forgiving for the wayward
shot. The greens however let the challenging course down, with
the 4th in particular being not much more than dirt with a bit of
The fairways are of average condition, and the hills make it a
long walk (as I can't get a cart yet). For a beginner, this
course shines with peace and quite and the ability to go at your
own pace, without upsetting more proficient golfers.
Having not played Samford for about five years I was curious to
see if the course had improved in that time. It got off to a good
start with the once dirt driveway now sealed and the entrance had
a nice new rendered wall annoucing you had arrived. Unfortunatly
that's where the improvements had stopped. This course
suffers from a lack of water on both fairways and greens. This is
not helped when you have to climb up the sides of large hills
while your playing. On the back nine you have the unfortunate
situation where pararell fairways are OB to one another meaning
your tee shots have to be accurate to within 20 in some places.
The greens rated nothing better then what you'd find in a
suburban backyard. I hit nothing but 4 irons of the tee and as a
result did not suffer to much damage. Play this course in the
winter or early spring as the Summer heat ruins the experience.
Having played Samford a few times, I find it a good challenging
course. You have to play your shots but can get away with most
mistakes. My most recent game was last week. Because of the lack
of rain the fairways are fairly dry but you can still play any
type of shot from them. The greens are excellent and I would say
better than most at the moment. Whether you are a golfer or not,
this is a course to try. It is also a very friendly place and you
get treated well.
...unfortunately though, very ordinary golf course. The greens
are very shoddy at best and some just border on plain ridiculous
- for instance if you find your ball above the pin on the 13th or
15th greens, best of luck in keeping it on the putting surface.
The course is extremely hilly and unless you are fairly fit I
would suggest you hire a buggy. The course is actually an 18 hole
Par 71 as opposed to what's mentioned on this site. It's
a shame the course is ordinary, for this is a lovely place to
play golf with the mountains as a backdrop. It's also fairly
quiet and uncrowded which are some benefits going for it - for
these reasons I'll give it a not bad (but not good
This course is set in an outback area nd this makes a nice touch
to the game. you will really have to keep your ball on the
fairway, as there are trees and long grass on each side of most
of the fairways. After a game at Samford, i had lost 4 balls. so
mind your shot!!!
Although Samford Golf Club may not be the prettiest to look at,
having seen it transform from the once goat track to where it is
now, its a massive improvement, and it is always getting better.
The Greens are begining to play like greens should, and the
fairways have alot more grass than in previous years. As to the
comment made about an Internal OB, that is for Player safety more
than anything, and That is the sort of comment made by a golfer
who cant hit a decent tee shot. there is a good 50M wide fairway
there to hit, and it adds an extra element of challenge to the
hole. All in All, samford has come in my mind from a goat track,
to a good, challanging course.
A challenging layout. Set amid the lovely scenery of the great
Samford Valley (home of the samford stags). A course which has
only been tamed by the great John Daley.
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